Ramaphosa to Mabopane residents: ANC will do better if it wins in Tshwane
TSHWANE - President Cyril Ramaphosa has told the people of Mabopane that the African National Congress (ANC) would do better if it won in the Tshwane metro.
He started his campaign in Ward 22 on Friday where one of the party's councillor candidates was killed last month.
Five years ago, the ANC lost Tshwane after bitter infighting and protests ahead of the local government elections.
We’ve broadened access to basic education for 10 million learners in 20 000 no-fee schools. Provided meals through the National School Nutrition Programme for close to 10 million out of 12 million learners. In Tshwane today to speak to our people on doing more #VoteANC pic.twitter.com/uHEC0pqg6N— FIKILE MBALULA | MR FIX (@MbalulaFikile) October 15, 2021
Ramaphosa told the crowd that the ANC would clean up the litter and fix the roads in the metro.
"Why must we go and vote? We must go and vote so that Tshwane can become a well-run metro. Tshwane is one of our big metros in SA and we want our metros to be well-run."
He said the ANC made some mistakes in the past: “We have made some mistakes and we are now in the process of renewal.”
A small group of ANC Youth League supporters held a demonstration on the side lines to demand that the killers of the slain councillor Tshepo Motaung be arrested.
'VACCINATE, VOTE ANC'
Ramaphosa has received a mixed reception while campaigning in Tshwane’s neighbourhoods.
Protests over councillor selections followed Ramaphosa as he stopped to tell crowds of voters in Mabopane and Ga-Rankuwa that they must vote ANC.
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) supporters were also out campaigning and putting up posters along the route travelled by the presidential cavalcade.
One woman in an ANC t-shirt said she would rather vote for the EFF.
Ramaphosa started his speeches by telling the crowds they should get vaccinated and take their children between 12 and 17, who would be eligible for the jab from next week.
He addressed some common myths by telling women that the vaccine would not affect their fertility and men that it would not affect their manhood.
So far, the president has avoided speaking to journalists or answering questions related to the drama, which saw members of his Cabinet being taken hostage by over 50 military veterans on Thursday night.
This article first appeared on EWN : Ramaphosa to Mabopane residents: ANC will do better if it wins in Tshwane
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